Elisa is in kdereview
gallien.matthieu at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 10:22:15 BST 2017
On vendredi 23 juin 2017 15:21:49 CEST Harald Sitter wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:15 PM, Matthieu Gallien
> <gallien.matthieu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On mercredi 21 juin 2017 23:01:23 CEST Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> >> El divendres, 16 de juny de 2017, a les 22:44:03 CEST, Matthieu Gallien
> >> va
> >> escriure:
> >> > Hello,
> >> >
> >> > Elisa is now in kdereview and aiming for extragear/multimedia.
> >> >
> >> > It is a music player from a design from Andrew Lake.
> >> > It is using Qt multimedia for playback and a few KDE frameworks. Its UI
> >> > is
> >> > using Qml.
> >> >
> >> > Its aim is to be simple to use and hopefully in the future powerfull
> >> > when
> >> > needed.
> >> >
> >> > It should be usable without needing online services but will use them
> >> > in
> >> > the future.
> >> >
> >> > A few integration bits are missing with respect to Baloo before I can
> >> > do a
> >> > release. Currently music can only be read if in its database that can
> >> > be
> >> > filled by Baloo or a custom file indexer if Baloo is not there.
> >> That's kind of a weird design decision, basically i started elisa, it
> >> didn't see any of my music, i didn't find a way to add it, so i removed
> >> elisa.>
> > It is not a design decision but the current state. I want to also support
> > the "let's play this file now" use case. I just had not yet enough time
> > to do it.
> > I am also planning to add a "busy" indicator to show that Elisa is
> > currently getting tracks from Baloo or default music directory (as per
> > QStandardPaths). If no music is found, I also want to add a passive
> > notification offering the possibility to configure the path to use to
> > search music. I even have a task in phabricator for that.
> >> That'd be my workflow as a regular user.
> > I am already convinced that first impression is important. At the same
> > time, I did request to move to extragear to get covered by CI and to get
> > feedback from kde-core-devel.
> I think it's fine. Not perfect, but good enough for starters.
> The error case handling could definitely be better (no baloo database,
> indexing in progress, baloo disabled, baloo broken, no music in
I am still working on improving those lacking areas. I am currently
integrating KConfig for configuration especially of the file indexers.
The next step is to provide more user notifications about what happen (and not
just a busy indicator when waiting music to be indexed).
Due to holydays and being busy with real life, this could take a few weeks to
land in a finished state. Should Elisa stay in review or move back to
> User experience quirks aside, Elisa seems to be in really good shape.
> Builds. Plays music. I18n seems to be in order as well.
Thanks for your review and sorry for the late reply.
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